Wholesalers

Former Wendy Wu Tours boss returns to lead Aussie operation

Wendy Wu Tours has announced the appointment of Andrew Mulholland as its new managing director for Australia, effective March 2020.

Mulholland’s appointment marks the second time he has led the wholesaler’s local division, having worked as its Aussie MD between 2016 and 2018.

Prior to Wendy Wu Tours, Mulholland held a number of senior roles with NRMA Tourism & Leisure, Flight Centre and Contiki.

Mulholland replaces Troy Ackerman, who made a shock exit from Wendy Wu Tours after less than three months in the role in January. Ackerman has since found a temporary role at rival Collette.

Wendy Wu Tours founder Wendy Wu said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Andrew back to lead the Australia business.

“Andrew brings a wealth of experience within product development, operations and change management areas. This is an area he executed extremely successfully during his time as MD.

“Andrew brings a track record of delivering sustainable and profitable growth. We are very much looking forward to having Andrew back at the helm, and together with our excellent senior leadership team, driving the Australian business forward.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mulholland said: “I am looking forward to continuing to grow Wendy Wu Tours and reuniting with the strong leadership team in Sydney.

“As a business, we delight in servicing the needs of our new and existing customers, our product range and destination focus continues to grow to match this demand for good quality, well-executed journeys exploring unique and exciting destinations.

“A focus will be working closely with our head of sales Tamba Lebbie and the trade to position us and our retail partners to bounce back from today’s challenges.”

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